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Launch of free foodbank cookbook

by
09 May 2014

by a staff reporter

SAM ATKINS

Provisions: the next Bishop of Whitby, the Ven. Paul Ferguson, helps preparations for foodbank distribution at Holy Trinity, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, on Friday

Provisions: the next Bishop of Whitby, the Ven. Paul Ferguson, helps preparations for foodbank distribution at Holy Trinity, North Ormesby, Mid...

A RECIPE book for people who are forced to rely on parcels from foodbanks has been devised by a Frenchwoman living in London, Hortense Julienne, as part of her "Lent journey".

Ms Julienne said: "The recipes show the foodbank-user how to stretch some tinned meals, or use them in a completely different manner. I am French, I love cooking, and I like my plate to look good. The recipes are, I truly believe it, inspired by God, as I often found myself shocked at what I came up with."

The book, The Bank Cook Book, is free to download. Ms Julienne hopes it will be distributed by churches and foodbanks. Many of the recipes use basic tinned food, but some include ingredients such as aubergines or dark chocolate.

A spokeswoman for the foodbank charity the Trussell Trust welcomed the book. She said that although food parcels contained only "non-perishable" items, some foodbanks also offered fresh vegetables.

The Trust is developing its own programme, "Eat Well and Spend Less", to help people move on from being reliant on emergency supplies to cooking their own nutritious food on a budget.

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